Bharat Bhushan born in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh in British India and brought up in Aligarh was an Indian actor. He was not only an actor but a scriptwriter as well as a producer. His performance is remembered for film Baiju Bawra for playing the character of the same name in the year 1952. He is the son of Raibahadur Motilar, who was a government official of Meerut. He along with his elder brother who was a film producer and owned a studio in Lucknow moved to Aligarh after her mother died when Bharat was two years old. He pursued his education and graduation from Aligarh and afterwards went on to establish his career in acting that was against the wish of his father. He first tried to join cinema in Calcutta but later moved to Bombay. He made his debut in the Indian cinema through film Chitralekha in the year 1941 which was directed by the director
. He still struggled for another ten years and finally made his space through Baiju Bawra. He got the chance to work alongside very prominent and versatile actors of the film Industry like
, and Mohammad Rafi. He also performed male actor lead role in the film Basant Bahar. Apart from acting, he was also the producer of the film Dooj Ka Chand.
His brother R. Chandra made films like Basant Bahar, Minar, and Bebus being a producer. Bhushan also wrote scripts for films like Dooj ka Chand, Basant Bahar, Barsat Ki Raat, Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal, etc. He also bagged the Filmfare accolade for Best Actor for the film Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the year 1954. He was pictured for many music-oriented films as he was considered very charming and good looking actor, so he portrayed lead roles in the music-based films of the 1950s and 1960s. He is considered to be a legendary and versatile actor of the Indian cinema. He remains in the hearts of his fans for his performance in films and music of which he had been a part. He got married to Sharadha, who belonged to a very prominent family and was the daughter of a wealthy Zamindar of Meerut. He had two daughters with her but, unfortunately, his wife died due to health complications. Bhushan had a second marriage with the co-actor of film Barsaat Ki Raat, Ratna in the year 1967. He was a very wealthy man and was the owner of many bungalows and cars in Bombay and other areas. He also heaped a huge collection of books. Though he was wealthy, he lost all his assets after being hit by a financial crisis. Unfortunately, he died on 27 January 1992 at the age of 71 years in Bombay after he managed to remove the financial complications imposed on him. His essence will remain here long after he has left the world.
Bhushan Family Tree (Infographic Family Tree)